What would it take for you to reach your goal? Determination? Work? Flow? Ease of intent?
Like the wren, our size doesn’t matter. When we know what we want and move towards it, we can choose to be impervious to the cold, to the snow, to the obstacles. It’s just part of the scenery. It would be a boring vista without it. But it doesn’t need to define us. It doesn’t need to hinder us.
One can still be a little bird, and have a big voice. Bigger than what gets in your way. Bigger than your fears. All that energy coming with the cooler air, the promise of fall, the coming snow, can empower us. The challenge can be excitement in the air.
You have the determination. You have the strength. You have the ability.
Working towards what you want need not require feats of amazing strength. The song of your voice is enough.
You just need to sing.
Then you will fly.
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(amazing tarot deck: Wildwood Tarot)
It keeps turning.
It keeps changing.
That is what it means to be alive.
Change. Growth. Movement.
We can’t stop it. We can’f force it. But we can make a choice.
We can choose how we will react. We can choose how to respond.
The coming of falls such a stunning reminder of change. The end of summer brings its own kind of new beauty.
It is our human nature to fight change. To protect ourselves from it. But wouldn’t it be easier to roll with it? To weather the slings and arrows with grace and ease?
That is where self reflection comes in. Once we see how we are fighting, it gives us the tools to move forward. With grace. With ease.
Someone I know and dearly love gave me a wakeup call once, years ago.
She was in her late 50’s, smart, educated, strong, admirable. I always looked up to her (I still do). But she once said something that changed my life forever.
It was a small part of a random conversation. Just a tiny bit of shared information. But it winded up informing my decisions from there on out.
“I’m still feeling like I am waiting for my life to begin.”
To hear that from a woman whom I thought had it all together in terms of what she had done with her life, slew me, shocked me, awakened me.
Do we want to keep waiting, or do we want our life? Now? Now is all we have and we waste it so easily. By worrying about the future. By feeling guilty about the past. By just not accepting the here and now.
When I coach clients, I hear so much of this. “If only”, “If I hadn’t”, “If xyz were different”…
But we are here and now. It is what we have got to work with, and its a pretty damn amazing thing to work with, really! When we get coached, it allows us to connect with the fullness of now. It allows us to get our perspective back, have choice in the matter, get enough clarity that we can see the ‘now’ and choose how we want to show up in it.
The things that stop us, cost us. They cost us this very moment.